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Senior Ward Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year based on full time hours
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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30 Hours

Our community inpatient rehabilitation ward at Petersfield Community Hospital has an exciting position available for Registered Nurses who wish to take that next step in their career and who have an interest and passion for caring for patients with complex needs requiring a period of rehabilitation or end of life care.

Our wards admit patients directly from their homes or from acute care providers and have close links with our community colleagues.

Our small and friendly team prides itself on the excellent multidisciplinary team approach led by our Consultant Nurse. If you are an enthusiastic, motivated and well organised band 6, or if you are an experienced band 5 looking to take the next step in your career, this could be the job for you.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be able to provide a high standard of care and become part of a small friendly committed team delivering excellent patient centred care.

We are proud to be part of Southern Health Foundation NHS Trust and are committed to the delivery of high quality patient centred care.

*Protected supernumery induction programme

*Buddy system

*Training opportunities including intravenous therapies, Clinical supervision, phlebotomy, male catheterisation, peripheral cannulation.

*Mentorship and degree/masters pathways

*Revalidation training and portfolio matrix

*Preceptorship course for newly qualified nurses.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for co-ordinating, delivering and maintaining a high standard of day to day clinical care in all patients in the ward area.

To provide high standards of care for patients and their families by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care without direct supervision but within scope of professional practice.

To work as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team visiting patients providing rehabilitation and health care in a community hospital environment to support their timely discharge from hospital.

Non clinically the individual will support other team members to develop their clinical knowledge. Participate and support with team development to ensure a quality service is provided.

To provide support to the ward manager (Band 7) and clinical leadership to the ward team and deputise for the Band 7 in their absence.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in nursing
  • Current RN registration with the NMC

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Petersfield Hospital

Swan Street, Petersfield



GU32 3LB

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